If you're planning your big day, spare a thought for Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, who had to postpone their wedding at the last minute after the funeral of Pope John Paul II was scheduled for the same day.
Insurance companies specialising in wedding insurance are warning couples to take adequate protection against the possibility of having to postpone the day.
Despite the fact that weddings cost an average of £16,500 and most service providers ask for payment in advance, only 15 per cent of them are adequately insured.
"As Charles and Camilla have found out, even with the best laid plans, unforeseen circumstances can disrupt your wedding plans," one wedding insurer told the Evening News.
"Given the amounts being spent, it is worrying that the majority of couples don't bother to insure their wedding, despite the cost of insurance being very small compared with the sums being covered."
Wedding insurance can provide much-needed peace of mind in the run up to the big day, insurers advise, not only protecting against postponement but also covering valuable items. Click here to compare wedding insurance deals.
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